Penguin have developed a website where children can write, illustrate (and add sounds) and publish their own stories.
We Make Stories enables young writers to select a number of different story platforms and even re-write a small section of classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Black Beauty and The Jungle Book. Lots of fun for everyone!
Source: Bright Ideas
BuildYour Wild Self has boundless uses in a classroom from basic mouse control and making selections to using the created characters in stories. It’s made by the New York Zoo so there’s animal information there too – each animal part you add is described. You can email your work to yourself, print it or make wallpaper and then save it.
Source: Jen Dynan
These are a wonderful collection of sites. Thanks for sharing them. Cybersafety is of high importance and the creation of avatars part of this process. Sites like these make it quick and easy to put an avatar together.
Just one comment, we have found that befunky takes forever to load at our school now. It never used to. Does anyone else have that problem?